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JavaThis ZDnet article indicates that Sun is following up its win over Microsoft by drafting new licenses for Java, ones that are more open and potentially herald the release of Java as open source code.
"We think there are some interesting advantages to the open source model," said Alan Baratz, president of Sun's Java software division, in Cupertino, Calif.Don't expect Java to come out under the GPL, but a new, more open license and full access to source code could provide a means for Sun to achieve full promise of Java.
This article in Internet World reports that Linux with TowerJ is now the fastest Java virtual machine around. Linux has tended to get thrashed in this area, so this is a great step ahead.
The latest JDC Newsletter is out.
WebMacro 0.7, a Java server-side web template engine and servlet development framework, has been announced.
PythonHere is this week's Python-URL!, full, as always, of useful pointers to Python happenings.
December 3, 1998
Simon Damberger has released the perl script that generates the MouseOver News siteunder the GPL v2. Here is his short announcement.
William Henning has added WinChip C6 results to his Linux Kernel compilation benchmarks article. Cyrix, AMD, Pentium and Celeron chips are already represented.
Reports on XFree86 3.3.3 are starting to come in. The good news appears to be that the S3V server is indeed working better, both supporting 24bpp and no longer locking upon exit. The bad news is that the SVGA server did not get the 24bpp fixes, so the S3V server, theoretically obsolete, is required.